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First aid

13 December 2010

Packing for the holidays

When going on holiday you can forget you toothbrush or sunglasses at home. However, there is one thing that you should never forget to pack – a First Aid kit.

When going on holiday it is easy to leave certain items at home by mistake; for example, a toothbrush, sunglasses or your camera. However, there is one thing that you should never forget to pack – a First Aid kit.

Contents of a First Aid kit as specified by Netcare 911:

  • 4 packs of sterile gauze
  • Adhesive, hypoallergenic tape
  • Adhesive bandages in several sizes
  • 2 triangular elastic bandages
  • 2 crepe roller bandages, 1 large and 1 small
  • 2 large and 2 small sterile dressings
  • 2 sterile eye dressings
  • 2 eye pads with bandages
  • 1 pack of sterile cotton wool swabs
  • Assorted plasters
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibiotic cream
  • 1 pack of paracetamol tablets, including liquid paracetamol
  • Rehydration sachets
  • Any extra prescription medication (if going away on holiday)
  • Tweezers
  • Sharp scissors
  • 6 safety pins
  • Face cloth
  • Thermometer
  • 2 pairs of gloves
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • List of emergency contact numbers e.g. ambulance, family doctor, pediatrician etc.

 

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